Dr. Shabot is currently the Raymond L. Gregory Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Alumni Affairs and Development for the Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. At UTMB, Dr. Shabot's role has been devoted to teaching, patient care, and administration of departmental and educational activities.
Dr. Shabot earned his medical degree from UTMB where he subsequently completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship. He has been a faculty member in the Gastroenterology division since 1978. He has served as Interim Division Director and as Director of Clinical Gastroenterology at various times during his tenure.
Dr. Shabot is widely regarded for his passion for the practice of medicine as a clinician-teacher. He is a leader in Continuing Medical Education (CME) at UTMB, and has organized over 30 CME scientific programs for a number of organizations including the Texas Club of Internists, the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, the Texas Academy Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the UTMB Alumni Association, and the UTMB Department of Internal Medicine Alumni Society.
Dr. Shabot is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has served as Governor of the Texas Southern Region of the ACP, and is the only person from Galveston ever elected to serve in that position. Dr. Shabot has received numerous professional awards including the Laureate Award from the ACP, and the Marcel Patterson-Robert Nelson Award from the Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy for lifelong contributions to gastroenterology. Dr. Shabot has also been named a UTMB Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus.